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Corona Reveals the Inadequacy of Implementing Occupational Health and Safety Standards in Jordan

Experts confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic revealed challenges and gaps in the application of occupational health and safety measures in the enterprises, and the need to develop national programs and policies that allow workers to continue work safely. This issue emerged in an online dialogue session held by Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies to discuss a report entitled ...

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Quality measures needed to halt growing unemployment rate — JLW

On the occasion of the World Day for Decent Work, celebrated on October 7, the Jordan Labour Watch (JLW) issued a new report, demanding the new government expected to be formed within a few days to take quality measures to halt the growing unemployment rate. In the report, the JLW said that unemployment rates have reached unprecedented levels due to ...

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The COVID-19 crisis exacerbates child labor in Jordan

Jordan Labor Watch – Experts have warned of an increase in child labor in Jordan due to the COVID-19 crisis, as they indicated that the main driving factors of child labor have intensified significantly during the past six months. This issue was discussed in an online dialogue session held by the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, in order ...

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The Covid-19 is deepening labor market challenges for young people

Experts confirmed that the repercussions of the COVID-19 and the related defense orders issued by the government at the beginning of the pandemic not only caused many workers to lose their jobs and have their wages reduced, but it also cast a shadow on the availability of job opportunities for young people. All this deepened the challenges that young people ...

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Phenix Center Discusses How to Select Vocational Majors in the Governorates

Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies held local dialogue meetings on how to select  technical and professional majors appropriate to the needs of the labor market, as part of the Center’s efforts to bridge the skills gap between the educational system and the labor market’s needs in Jordan. Over a period of one week, Phenix Center held four dialogue ...

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Coronavirus pandemic takes heavy toll on jobs, businesses — study

Between mid-March and mid-May 2020, 40 per cent of people in Jordan lost their businesses or jobs completely, according to a study conducted by the Phenix Center for Economics and Informatics Studies. The study revealed that 37 per cent of respondents partially lost their businesses or jobs, while the remaining 23 per cent were not impacted. The majority of those ...

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JLW calls for boosting protection of healthcare workers

The Jordan Labour Watch (JLW) on Monday issued a paper that highlights the importance of boosting protection of healthcare workers since they are the most vulnerable segment to infection of diseases in general, and the novel coronavirus in particular. In the paper, the JLW demanded boosting supervision on facilities and institutions that have gradually started working again to ensure they ...

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Phenix Centre for Economic Studies calls for action on all forms of labour violations

  The Phenix Centre for Economic Studies called for the necessity of “taking urgent legal measures to stop all forms of labour violations practiced on a large scale by hundreds of institutions in the private sector against workers”. Ahmad Awad, the centre’s director, told The Jordan Times in a phone interview that the centre received complaints against more than 500 ...

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Phenix Center sends a memorandum to the House of Representatives on the proposed amendments to the Labor Law

  Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies sent a note to the Parliamentary Committee for Labor, Social Development and Population on the government’s proposed amendments to the Labor Law. The Center called on the House of Representatives and the Senate to withdraw the recent amendments proposed by the government and requested the opening of an inclusive dialogue with various ...

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The Jordanian Labor Watch calls on the government to raise the minimum wage

  The Jordanian Labor Watch, affiliated to the Phenix Center for Economic Studies, praised the raising of the levels of wages and pensions decided by the government last Thursday. The Labor Watch stressed that this finally constitute an important benefit on the salaries of workers and retirees, as their living standards have declined significantly over the past years. However, a ...

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